YOUR INVITATION TO TAKE PART

 

Truth to Power Cafe, The Arts Centre Ormskirk, October 2018
L to R: Stew, Eddie, Jacqui, Jen, Otto, Pete, Jeremy, Daniel, Lucy, Mark

‘TRUTH TO POWER CAFE’ is a 60-minute performance event devised by award-winning theatre maker Jeremy Goldstein and directed by Jen Heyes. The event is intercut with monologue, poetry, image, music, memoir, and live and spontaneous testimony from participants speaking truth to power in response to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?

to date over 130 participants have taken part in the project in THREE LANGUAGES IN four countries. over THE NEXT TWELVE MONTHS WE ARE TOURING THE UK PLAYING THEATRES, COMMUNITY CENTRES, AND TOWN HALLS.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR PARTICIPANTS OF ALL beliefs, EXPERIENCES AND BACKGROUNDS TO TAKE PART. FOR MORE INFORMATION READ ON OR SIMPLY
SIGN UP HERE ON YOUR CHOSEN DATE, BY SENDING US NO MORE 150 WORDS ON WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SAY IN RESPONSE TO THE QUESTION.

Speaking truth to power has its roots in the anti-war movement as a non-violent means of conflict resolution. In our era of fake-news, alternative fact and post-truth, speaking truth to power is now widely accepted to mean saying something to those in authority, or position of trust who don’t want to hear it.  Is it to your parents, a sibling, politician, lover, landlord, neighbour, religious leader, boss, banker, or simply your best friend?  It’s time to tell them the truth before it’s too late.

Participants of all beliefs and backgrounds aged 14+ can take part in the event, and will have up to five minutes to respond to the question ‘who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ in their own words before a live audience.    

We encourage participants to interpret the question in ways which are meaningful to them.  Past participants have spoken from the personal, professional and the political, addressing themes and topics such as sexuality, homelessness, addiction, environment, loneliness, advertising, sexual abuse, grief, fear, depression, love, HIV, bullies, familial relationships, class, autism, down syndrome, asylum and war. Many of our participants have spoken of power as a force for good in their lives.

All participants are photographed by leading UK photographer Sarah Hickson whose portraits are projected into the show itself, and gifted to participants after the event.  Participants’ portraits and stories are also preserved for all time in our online archive.

To take part please register your interest by signing up here with no more than 150 words about who you are and what you’d like to say in response to the question. If you have any questions please contact jeremy@londonartistsprojects.co.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.
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PARTICIPANTS TESTIMONIALS

"I had a wonderful uplifting time and sparkled all the way home. Your show is amazing, thought provoking and an incredible example of what one person can do to make a difference in this world. "
KERRIE, PARTICIPANT, GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA

“By owning a step into Power, gives a view of the next step” Kathleen, participant, Dundee, UK

"the cafe is amazing. thank you for carrying this stage around the world." 
Thiadmer, LEEUWARDEN, netherlands

"A truly empowering experience."
PAULA, participant, london, UK

"beautiful, honest, and brave."
PHOEBE, participant, doncaster, UK

"gathering a cult-like fan base."
Imogen, participant, london, UK

"extraordinary & cathartic"
Patrick, participant, london, UK

"What an amazing adventure."
Anonymous, PARTICIPANT, doncaster, UK

"After I felt I could do anything!"
Louise, PARTICIPANT, doncaster, UK

"LEFT ME BUZZING WITH A DEEP, SPONTANEOUS, HUMAN CONNECTION"
TIM, PARTICIPANt, gold coast, AUSTRALIA

"JEREMY BRINGS A LEVEL OF AUTHENTICITY THAT INVOLVES THE WHOLE AUDIENCE"
josh, participant, gold coast, AUSTRALIA

"the key to liberation"
NICOLE, PARTICIPANT, gold coast, AUSTRALIA

Truth to Power Cafe, Bleach Festival, Gold Coast, Australia, April 2018
Nicole